Executive Vice President
As Executive Vice President of TOTE, Peter I. Keller assists in the oversight of both TOTE Shipholdings and the TOTE Maritime Division of TOTE, which includes TOTE Maritime Alaska and TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico.
Keller joined TOTE in February of 2012 as President of TOTE Maritime Puerto Rico and has been leading the conversion of the company’s fleet to Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).
Previously he was the Principal of Peter I. Keller and Associates, LLC, a consulting and advisory practice serving the International Maritime Industry.
Keller has extensive experience in Port and Terminal development, Liner Industry activities, Labor relations, Intermodal operations and Supply Chain economics and strategies. He has also been involved in merger and acquisition strategies and tactics, public private partnership development and has advised many senior Industry executives.
From 2000 until 2010, Mr. Keller was EVP and Chief Operating Officer of NYK Group Americas, Inc. In this capacity he oversaw policy matters for all the NYK Group operating Companies in North America that included NYK Line, NYK Logistics, Yusen Terminals and Ceres Terminals. Prior to that assignment he was President of NYK Line (North America) Inc. and a member of the Governing Board of NYK in Tokyo. He is only the second non Japanese nominated to the Governing Board in the 125 year history of NYK and was the first to be named President of NYK Line (North America).
Keller was a member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA), the Pacific Maritime Shipping Association and the United States Maritime Exchange (USMX). He is also a founding father of the Intermodal Transportation Institute of the University of Denver. He served for many years as Chairman of OCEMA, the Ocean Carriers Equipment and Maintenance Association.
Together with Target Stores and TTSI he was a founder of the Coalition for Responsible Transportation (CRT), now an Industry wide organization committed to environmentally responsible practices across the supply chain.
Keller was inducted into the International Maritime Hall of Fame in 2006 at the United Nations in New York.